Dawn comes by her passion for nature quite honestly. Her mother, a nurse and avid gardener, has always loved to be outdoors. With her father employed as a Park Conservation Officer, Dawn quickly came to love all the things in nature that she encountered daily in Saskatchewan’s Provincial Parks.
She has been deeply influenced by the vast diversity of Canadian regions in which she has resided, from the big sky of Saskatchewan, to the vibrancy of the Yukon, the lush forests of B.C, to the colorful parks of Ontario.
Dawn paints rich colourful original oil Impressionist landscape painting, with an impasto/ plein air feel.
“Dawn’s canvas’s evoke a world alive with motion, resonating with life that reaches up out of the soil to the sunlight. Her images invite us to celebrate this world, to imagine that which lies on it’s outer edges, and to participate in a world moving in light” Darin Larson
As a strong supporter of charities, Dawn donates work each year in support of various fund-raising activities.
Dawn was selected to be a Signature member of the prestigious AFC Foundation (Artists for Conservation) in 2009.
1996 – Victoria British Columbia Eaton’s Centre Gallery
2003 – Farmhouse Pottery – Hockley Valley – Spring
2003 – Burdette Gallery Group Show – Spring
2003 – Farmhouse Pottery Guest Art Fall Tour
2003 – Logs Canada Showroom Hockley Valley – December
2004 – Burdette Gallery Group Show – June
2004 – Headwaters Studio Tour September – October
2005 – Legacy Wild – London Exhibition
Many public, corporate and private collectors have acquired Dawn’s works, in all regions of Canada, internationally and in the US.In appreciation to all supporters and collectors. To mention a few:
Village Chiropractic Orangeville ON
Trinity Healthcare Orangeville ON
Burdette Gallery Fergus ON
Jim & Karen Bates Kelowna BC
Darin Larson Canmore AB
Marj & Glenn Larson Manitou Beach SK
John & Julie Boyle Troy MI
Patricia MacMaster Orangeville ON
Ken & Barb MacMaster London ON
Pete Slamka Little Straw Vineyards Kelowna BC
Troy & Whitney Parchman Chicago Ill
Robin Campbell Vancouver BC
Heather & Richard Pady Orangeville ON